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Porter said the team doesn't have an emergency third catcher in case something happens to Carlos Corporan or Jason Castro. Nate Freiman, who was with the club in the spring as a Rule 5 Draft pick, was earmarked as the third catcher before Oakland snatched him up on waivers.

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View Full Game Coverage Porter said the team doesn't have an emergency third catcher in case something happens to Carlos Corporan or Jason Castro. Nate Freiman, who was with the club in the spring as a Rule 5 Draft pick, was earmarked as the third catcher before Oakland snatched him up on waivers.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.

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